Book Review: Painting Rain

May 3, 2016

Painting Rain
Annette K. Larsen
222 pages
Kindle edition

From the Publisher:

A proper romance.
How do you heal your heart after tragedy leaves you broken? When the person you loved didn’t deserve it and they can’t earn your forgiveness because they’re already dead? How do you move on, and heal, and love?
If you’re Princess Lorraina, you paint.
A year ago Lorraina watched Tobias die, and she still doesn’t know how she’s supposed to heal—or forgive. How can she when she’s still running away? In an attempt to reinvent herself, she steps outside her comfortable life as princess and seeks the tutelage of a master painter—a man who is not at all impressed by her pedigree, and demands not just talent, but emotional honesty.
Struggling to learn what’s being taught, she finds herself drawn to someone who not only knows her secrets, but who she once considered far below her notice. Now she is compelled to seek him out despite knowing their relationship would be forbidden if discovered. Staying away from him doesn’t seem possible when discovering him may be the key to healing her heart and rediscovering herself.


Painting Rain is the 4th book in the Books of Dalthia series that feature a family of princesses. I have loved reading and watching these sisters grow and their characters develop throughout their stories. Raina hides her feelings by painting.  I am not an artistic person, but I really enjoyed reading the descriptions of the painting and the processes that she went through and learned.  I loved reading about West and her relationship with him bloom.  He was my favorite!

I love that these books are all clean, and easy to read.  They are a great weekend, feel good book.  I only wish that I had re-read the other book in the series (especially Saving Marilee) before reading this book – so I could remember and pick it up with the story fresh in my mind.

I’ve really liked the other three books, Just Ella, Missing Lily, and Saving Marilee.  If you love clean romance stories that have a little bit more stories, and if you enjoy series, you should read Annette K. Larsen.  I have enjoyed all her books!

Final Score:

5 stars

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